Soils & Crops Conference - March 5, 2024 - Prairieland Park, Hall A

8:20 am Welcome & Opening Remarks - Shayeb Shahariar, 2024 Chair
Room 1 Room 2
Soil and Water (1.5 SW CEU) Nutrient Management I (1.5 NM CEU)
Session Chairs:
Sara Lemmerich & Lyle Cowell
Session Chairs:
Jennifer Bogdan & Edgar Hammermeister
8:30-8:45 am Grace Gowera
Evaluating the effectiveness of remote sensing in predicting soil salinity
Rich Farrell
Finding the "efficiency" in enhanced efficiency fertilizers.
8:45 - 9:00 am Priscillar Wenyika
Exploring the effects of cement kiln dust on microbial communities and soil chemical properties in the Canadian Prairies
Curtis De Gooijer
Phosphorus stratification and deep banding trial results
9:00 - 9:15 am Etienne Shupena-Soulodre
Interactions between annual cropping and pothole wetland status in Saskatchewan
Sagar Lamichhane
Effect of sources, timing, and placement of nitrogen on canola and wheat
9:15 - 9:30 am Rebecca Enesi
Spatial variability of soil pH: Its implication on crop yield and selected chemical properties
Jocelyn Leidl
Nitrogen response evaluation in canola and wheat utilizing a systematic design
9:30 - 9:45 am Jeremy Kiss
The launch of SKSIS mapper: A predictive soil mapping service for Saskatchewan
Quinn Hlus
Phosphorus and nitrogen loss and retention in rainfall run-off from manured landscapes as affected by soil amendments
9:45 - 10:00 am Mervin St. Luce
The Canadian Prairie Soil Spectral Library (CPSSL): Towards long-term sustainable soil management
Rachelle McCannell
Improved nitrogen use efficiency by tracing soil- and fertilizer-derived nitrogen sources used by different canola genotypes
10:00 - 10:30 am Refreshment Break
Plant Breeding & Insects
(1.0 CM & 0.5 IPM CEU)
Crop Management and Intercropping
(1.5 CM CEU)
Session Chairs: Tyler Wist &
Sara Lemmerich
Session Chairs: Breeanna Kelln &
Allision Fletcher
10:30 - 10:45am Quinn Sturby
Digital phenotyping and genetic analysis of common bean growth and development
Dr. Eric Lamb
Long-term impacts of fire on forage production and quality
10:45 - 11:00 am Celine Ferre
Understanding lodging in oat from a root and shoot perspective
Carlo Van Herk
Effect of tillage and seeding systems on canola production in southern Alberta
11:00 - 11:15 am Jeremy Irvine
Optimizing thresholds and sampling strategies for the control of lesser clover leaf weevils in Saskatchewan's red clover seed production
Dr. Bill May
The agronomy and economic stability of intercropping chickpea and flax: Impact of flax seeding rate
11:15 - 11:30 am Jacey Toerper
Western Canadian spring wheat yield stability may be enhanced by cultivar mixtures in contrasting environments
Mbanyele Vengai
Does peas type matter in pea-canola intercrop?
11:30 - 11:45 am Luis Ponce-Molina
Speed breeding: a tool to evaluate FHB in wheat and barley
Kennedy Choo-Foo
Reducing fertilizer inputs through pea-oat and pea-canola intercrops
11:45 - 12:00 pm Fernando Guerrero-Zurito
Identifying superior photosynthetic traits in canola (Brassica napus) gene pool
Logan Orenchuk
Assessment of Fusarium damaged kernels based on the infection time of Fusarium graminearum on wheat
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch Break
12:45 - 1:30 pm Poster Viewing Session
Soil Organic Carbon
(0.5 NM & 0.5 SW CEU)
Cropping Systems and Nutrient Management (0.5 CM & 0.5 NM CEU)
Session Chairs: Maryse Bourgault & Allison Fletcher Session Chairs: Jennifer Bogdan &
Lyle Cowell
1:40 - 1:55 pm Brendan Alexander
Soil health being tricky: Estimating unbiased causal effects of soil organic carbon on yield is a subjective experience
Mohammad Khakbazan
Economics of special crops in diversified crop rotations in the semi-arid Canadian Prairies
1:55 - 2:10 pm Amanda Mitchell
Soil properties driving soil organic carbon persistence varies in surface and buried surface horizons
Edgar Hammermeister
Fall 2023 soil nutrient supply summary: A provincial and regional breakdown
2:10 - 2:25 pm Gbenga Daniel Adejumo
Novel insights on multivariate modelling of agricultural soil organic carbon and total nitrogen from diverse FT-NIR spectral dataset
Haben Asgedom-Tedla
Effect of variable rate applied enhanced efficiency nitrogen fertilizers on wheat
2:25 - 2:40 pm Sumedha Vaishnavi Nallanthighal
Potential of humalite to enhance crop production and improve soil health as a soil amendment
Mohammad Khakbazan
Effects of nitrogen (N) fertilizer rate and its interactions with timing of N application and moisture regime on potato yield and profitability
2:40 - 2:55pm Tom Harrison
Reverse auctions as a tool to restore native prairie and increase soil carbon and biodiversity
Molla Hailu
Cover crop establishment with grain crops in the Canadian Prairies
2:55 – 3:00 pm Adjourn - See you on Day 2!

From Breeding to Bin: Climate-smart crops for future food security

8:30 - 8:40 am Welcome
Dr. Shayeb Shahariar (2024 Chair)
8:40 - 9:40 am How Technology is Enhancing the Future of Plant Breeding

Dr. Adam Carter, Assistant Professor, Ministry of Agriculture Strategic Research Program (SRP) Chair in CWRS Wheat, Specialty Wheats, and Canaryseed Breeding and Genetics Crop Development Centre, University of Saskatchewan.
9:40 - 10:40 am CO2 is plant food, so why are elevated CO2 concentrations problematic for future food security?

Dr. Maryse Bourgault, Assistant Professor, Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) Integrated Agronomy Research Chair Joint Appointment-Depts of Plant Sciences & Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan.
 10:40 - 11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 - 12:00 pm Does rain really make grain?: Understanding and managing the complex relationships between hydrology and agriculture on the cold Canadian Prairies

Dr. Phillip Harder, Research Director and Hydrological Scientist Croptimistic Technology Inc.
12:00 - 12:45 pm Lunch Break
12:45 - 1:00 pm Graduate Student Award Presentations
1:00 - 2:00 pm Nutrients in Balance – the Prairie Nutrient Removal Calculator

Lyle Cowell, M.Agric., PAg, CCA Senior Agronomist, Canada, Nutrien.
2:00 - 3:00 pm Some like it hot! Heat and drought loving insects

Dr. Tyler Wist, Research Scientist, Field Crop Entomology, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon Research and Development Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
3:00 - 3:20 pm Refreshment Break
3:20 - 4:20 pm Diversifying cropping systems for maximizing ecosystem services

Dr. Kui Liu, Research Scientist, Agronomy, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Swift Current Research and Development Centre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
4:20 - 4.30 pm Closing Remarks - Dr. Shayeb Shahariar

Beyond P-values: Analysis of spring wheat yields for a long-term study from 1968 - 2013 focused on zero-tillage at Lethbridge, AB.
Brendan Alexander, Charles Geddes, Ben Ellert, Henry Janzen, Anthony Curtis, and Kyle Shade

Breeding effect on root system architecture and NUE of major prairie cereal varieties
Suman Bagale

Can starter potash applications improve the yield and crop health of chickpea, mustard, and durum wheat in the Brown Soil zone of Saskatchewan?
Tristan Chambers, Jeff Schoenau, Ryan Hangs, Michelle Hubbard, Alejandra Oviedo-Ludena, and Randy Kutcher

Agronomic Response of Canola, Oats, and Wheat to Lime Amendments under black and gray soils in Alberta, Canada.
Jedida Chirchir, Linda Gorim, Miles Dyck, and Rebecca Enesi

Predicting Prairie Pothole Wetland Classification in Cultivated Fields.
Chantel Chizen and Angela Bedard-Haughn

Nitrous oxide emission measurements from a canola-wheat cropping system in Saskatchewan.
Daphne Ferland, Shannon E. Brown, Claudia Wagner-Riddle, Richard E. Farrel, and Kate A. Congreves

From Seed to Harvest: Mapping Canola Via Radar and Optical Satellites.
Hansanee Fernando, Kwabena Nketia, Thuan Ha, Sarah van Steenbergen, and Steve Shirtliffe

Demonstrating Mechanical Harvest Weed Seed Control with the Seed Terminator.
Zoe Galbraith and Robin Lokken

Assessing mycorrhizal traits to facilitate the selective breeding of forage legumes.
Suma Ghosh, John Paul Wasan, Lysandra Pyle and Jonathan A. Bennett

Influence of Amendment on Forage Production and Soil Properties in Salt-Affected Soils.
Ryan Hangs, Gravel Wang, Paul Hrycyk, and Jeff Schoenau

Rebuilding the Fertility and Productivity of Eroded Knoll Soils: Three-Year Results.
Ryan Hangs and Jeff Schoenau

A Predictive Soil Mapping Service for Saskatchewan.
Jeremy Kiss, Angela Bedard-Haughn, Tom Jamsrandorj, Preston Sorenson, Paul Krug, and Murray Bentham

Effects of co-inoculation of Delftia acidovorans RAY209 on the growth of Bradyrhizobium diazoefficiens USDA110 inoculated Glycine max.
Darren Korber and Jordyn Bergsveinson

Assessing nitrogen fertilization effects on genetically diversified barley varieties on the Canadian Prairies.
Kui Liu, Hiroshi Kubota, Brian Beres, Brett Mollison, and Curtis Cavers

Uneven Soil Phosphorus Distribution Benefited Canola (Brassica napus L.) Growth through Root-associated Microbiome Regulations.
Mengying Liu, Bobbi Helgason, Leon Kochian, and Grant Tingstad

Suitability of unique cover cropping species to regional areas within Saskatchewan.
Robin Lokken

Can alfalfa cultivar blends with varying fall dormancy levels increase first year forage yield and establishment?
Seth Lundell, Bill Biligetu and Annie Claessen

Forage Yield and Nutritive Value of Cicer Milkvetch and Meadow Bromegrass in Same or Alternate Row Seeding.
Seth Lundell, Bill Biligetu and Joseph Robbins

High Throughput Digital Phenotyping of Stomatal Traits for Drought and Heat Stress Resistance Screening in Spring Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.).
Kalhari Manawasinghe, Abdeljalil El Habti and Karen Tanino

Drought and soil impact chickpea performance but do not explain the chickpea emerging health issue.
Victoria Marchesini, Jennifer R. Town and Michelle Hubbard

Evaluation of optimal fungicide regime with flax-chickpea intercropping system for disease management.
Keiko Nabetani, Michelle Hubbard, Lana Shaw, Maria Alejandra Oviedo-Ludena, Kui Liu, William May, Bunyamin Tar’an, and Randy Kutcher

Evaluation of the effect of chickpea and flax varietal differences in flax-chickpea intercropping on disease management.
Keiko Nabetani, Michelle Hubbard, Lana Shaw, Maria Alejandra Oviedo-Ludena, Kui Liu, William May, Bunyamin Tar’an, and Randy Kutcher

Making Cover Crops Work in Grain Cropping Systems: Impact on Subsequent Cash Crops.
Jeremiah Odiketa, Maryse Bourgault, Linda Gorim, and Yvonne Lawley

Phosphorus distribution, uptake and crop removal across four Saskatchewan field sites.
Landon Orenchuk, Jeff Schoenau, Helen Baulch, Steve Siciliano, Jane Elliott, Cory Fatteicher, and Ryan Hangs

Soil Water Depletion and Water Use Efficiency of Wheat and Pea in Saskatchewan.
Anne Paquette, Jeff Schoenau and Bing Si

Polymer Seed Film Coating mixed with micronized zeolite as a management tool against Aphanomyces Root Rot in Field Pea.
Sonika Pariyar, Linda Gorim, Lingyun Chen, Sabine Banniza, and Patsey Michetti

Identifying Sod-Seeding Rates of Legumes for Rejuvenating Grass Pasture.
Tyler Peterson, Breeanna Kelln, Bill Biligetu, Jeff Schoenau and Kathy Larson

Insights into Greenhouse Gas Flux: Soil Core Incubation of Tame Pasture.
Mason Plews, Jeff Schoenau, and Bill Biligetu

Phosphorus Dynamics in Northern Great Plains Soil: Effects of Depth and Rate on Soil Fertility in Wheat Rotations.
Abhijit Rai and Maryse Bourgault

Digital Phenotyping of Drought Tolerance in Brassica carinata.
Lakma Rathuge, Christina Eynck, Hema Duddu, Isobel Parkin, and Steve Shirtliffe

Selecting Traits using the Stress Tolerance Index (STI) and Evaluating Genotypes based on Grain Yield* Trait (GYT) Biplot Approach in Canadian Bread Wheat Heritage Panel.
Subarna Sharma, Raju Soolanayakanahally, Maryse Bourgault, Abidur Rahman and Karen Tanino

Evaluating optimal seeding method for binary mixture of alfalfa and cicer milkvetch.
Shaily Tandekar, H. Poudel, and Bill Biligetu

Haskap Cultivars and Agronomy.
Aquielle Thorlakson, and Robin Lokken

Fall-seeded selected spring crops in the Canadian prairies: Water uptake vs. seedling survival.
Prerana Upretee, Karen K. Tanino, Manjula Bandara

Forecasting Spring Wheat Yields and Climate Influences for Enhancing Future Food Security in Western Canada.
Sarah van Steenbergen, Steve Shirtliffe, Kwabena Nketia, Thuan Ha, and Hansanee Fernando

Impact of fertilizer phosphorus (P) source, rate, and placement strategy on yield, nutrient uptake, and P losses in snowmelt runoff water across variable topographies in Saskatchewan.
Blake Weiseth, Jeff Schoenau, Jane Elliott